News archive from 9 August 2014, page 4

Opposition councillors: “Children have to come first”

Opposition councillors: “Children have to come first”

Opposition councillors have called for parties to work together to help Bucks County Council protect the vulnerable children it is currently letting down. In a report released today Ofsted inspectors branded the authority ‘inadequate’ highlighting a...

 

US Ebola Victim Writes Message From Isolation

An American doctor being treated for ebola has revealed he is "growing stronger every day" in an emotional statement from his isolation room. Aid worker Kent Brantly is in confinement at a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia after contracting the...

 
South Yorkshire murder suspect appears in court

South Yorkshire murder suspect appears in court

A South Yorkshire man accused of murder and 10 rapes has appeared in court. John Heald, of Foljambe Road, Rotherham, appeared at Hull Crown Court yesterday. The 53-year-old is accused of murdering Bridlington bed and breakfast landlady Bei Carter, who...

 
Wolds Bikers continue to raise charity cash

Wolds Bikers continue to raise charity cash

The Wolds Bikers have handed over their latest donations to Horncastle based LIVES - and the Notts and Lincs Air Ambulance. It follows a highly successful charity night at the Coach and Horses pub in Billinghay. An estimated 2,000 bikers attended the...

 

Police name e-cigarette death man

A man who died after his e-cigarette exploded and set fire to oxygen equipment he is believed to have been using has been named by police. David Thomson, 62, was found dead in the living room of a property on Penkett Road in Wallasey, Merseyside....

 

Experts warn on two-day drinking

New guidelines telling people never to drink two days in a row are being considered by health officials. The advice is part of a raft of proposals contained in Public Health England's (PHE) latest marketing strategy, covering a range of issues...

 
Bassetlaw: Severn Trent poised for action amid warnings of weekend flash flooding

Bassetlaw: Severn Trent poised for action amid warnings of weekend flash flooding

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for this evening Friday 8th August and for Sunday 10th August, and the people at Severn Trent Water know that means there's a strong possibility of flash flooding. The company is ready, and will be working...

 

Police name e-cigarette death man

A man who died after his e-cigarette exploded and set fire to oxygen equipment he is believed to have been using has been named by police. David Thomson, 62, was found dead in the living room of a property on Penkett Road in Wallasey, Merseyside....

 
Biggest challenge yet for cancer fundraiser

Biggest challenge yet for cancer fundraiser

A SON whose gruelling physical endurance feats have raised nearly £30,000 for cancer charities following his mother's death from the disease was today (Monday August 11) set to launch his biggest challenge. Tom Hacker , 27, from Horbury, Wakefield,...

 
Homes plan for former Hickson and Welch chemical plant site in Castleford

Homes plan for former Hickson and Welch chemical plant site in Castleford

PROPOSALS to build an energy park on the site of the former Hickson and Welch chemical plant in Castleford have been ditched. A scheme to build Castleford Energy Park on the Wheldon Road site was first announced in July 2012. But now the site’s owner,...

 
Open for entries: Our celebration of the region’s very finest food and drink

Open for entries: Our celebration of the region’s very finest food and drink

The search is on to find the best food businesses and personalities in the county. Ben Barnett reports. Shout it from the rooftops, Yorkshire is great and the world is catching on. Lonely Planet has listed it among the top ten regions in the world to...

 
A month on, what’s become of all the Tour de France memorabilia?

A month on, what’s become of all the Tour de France memorabilia?

IT HAS been a summer Yorkshire will not forget as the world embraced God's Own county for the Grand Depart of the Tour de France. The call went out to paint the region yellow and was answered with momentous zeal which will be etched into memories for...

 
Worksop: Four lorries involved in crash on the M1

Worksop: Four lorries involved in crash on the M1

Four lorries crashed into one another on the northbound carriageway of the M1 today (Friday 8th August). Firefighters from Aston and Maltby were called to the incident between junctions 30 and 31. Four lorries were involved but only one driver was...

 
Punched stranger in the head nine times

Punched stranger in the head nine times

A New Mills man assaulted a stranger in a late-night attack, a court heard. Nathan Myerscough had been out with friends on April 4, spending the evening in the Beehive pub in New Mills, prosecutor John Cooper said. As he and his friends were walking...

 
Boom in Yorkshire’s tourism sector as millions ‘staycation’

Boom in Yorkshire’s tourism sector as millions ‘staycation’

MILLIONS of Britons have fallen back in love with holidaying at home, as the traditional family holiday makes a booming resurgence. And Yorkshire and the Humber is far exceeding other parts of England in the tourism stakes - with visits in April, the...

 


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